Riding in storms?

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      How concerned are you all about riding in thunderstorms?  It will be mostly wooded at elevations of 6,000 – 7,500 feet.  I plan to start at sunrise and be done before noon.

      I’ll be traveling through Colorado Springs on Monday with only the one day to ride.  I don’t want to miss out on the opportunity, but don’t want to be stupid.  I think I’ll be ok since I won’t really be that high, above treeline, etc.

      Thanks all!  -Bob

    • #590715

      How concerned are you all about riding in thunderstorms?  It will be mostly wooded at elevations of 6,000 – 7,500 feet.  I plan to start at sunrise and be done before noon.

      I’ll be traveling through Colorado Springs on Monday with only the one day to ride.  I don’t want to miss out on the opportunity, but don’t want to be stupid.  I think I’ll be ok since I won’t really be that high, above treeline, etc.

      Thanks all!  -Bob

      Early start/end of your ride will have you off the trail before the lightning starts to fly, typically. Enjoy the ride in the altitude but be smart about it…  Altitude sickness can be serious, no alcohol the day prior will help.

    • #591727

      Lost a friend struck by lightning on his horse in Colorado decades ago. RIP Doug Kirby. He was only 23.

       

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